David Smallbone

David Smallbone is Associate Director of the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University, which he joined in 2004 from Middlesex University. He is also a visiting professor at Hubei School of Economics, Wuhan, China and at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development in Ventspils, Latvia. David’s research on entrepreneurship and SME development dates back to the 1980s, much of it with an applied policy focus. As a leading expert on entrepreneurship in former socialist economies, David was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lodz in Poland for his work in this area. David has numerous publications on entrepreneurship in transition economies, among other topics. He is a Past President of the ICSB (2010-11) having previously served as President of the ECSB (2005-07). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management, as well as being on the editorial boards of a number of leading entrepreneurship journals.


Firm Growth: Access to Venture Capital Finance
Bernard Owens Imarhiagbe, George Saridakis, David Smallbone. © 2019. 35 pages.
Venture capital (VC) is an alternative means of access to finance for innovative SMEs to sustain their innovation, growth, and survival. Although VC firms are well established in...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
Kiril Todorov, David Smallbone. © 2014. 508 pages.
As the global economy continues to develop and new entrepreneurs take advantage of emerging markets, the small business sector plays a greater role of economic development in the...